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Between a Rock and a hard place. God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit get me through it.



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So much has happened to me since I started SP April 9th 2010. I've lost weight of course and regained some, I've learned to stop eating when full and I've made some great spark friends. I'm sparking much of the time. Many know about my son's accident (6/17/2010)and the changes that has wrought on my life, my sister V�ronique's death (11/7/2012) due to a brain tumor and Vicky's congestive heart failure, diabetes and a host of other problems. I also have been blessed with a new grand-daughter in May 2013 for a total of 5 grand-daughters and 1 grandson-the first and eldest of the grands..
I try to keep smiling and stay positive-not always easy, but the good Lord helps. I love life from infancy to old age.
I retired May 25th, 2012.
My 5 children and 6 grandchildren are an important part of my life.

With the exception of my cholesterol levels and a mobile blood pressure I am relatively healthy. Both my son's care and my weight contribute the occasionally elevated blood pressure. My cholesterol has been high since I was in my 40's and I am allergic to statin drugs which limits what I can take for the cholesterol problem. (I am in gray in the first picture, and turquoise in the second)

Member Since: 4/9/2010

Fitness Minutes: 123,990

My Goals:
1. track all of my foods, striving to get 5-8 fruits & veggies per day.
2. I will walk no LESS THAN 5,000 steps and work my way past 10,000.
3. to be more positive, and supportive to those around me, especially new widows.

My Program:
To watch what I eat, most importantly cutting back on cholesterol and sodium. Work to change a sedentary life into a more active life, which is difficult for me. Even though retired, I'm knitting and sewing more that makes for a still sedentary life.

Personal Information:
I was born in Bedford, Ohio of a Belgian mom and an American GI. I have lived in Belgium, Ohio, Florida and am currently in Georgia. I am widowed and have five grown children, one of whom had a traumatic brain injury June 2010 and for whom I am the court appointed Custodial Guardian.

Other Information:
I like to knit, sew-when I have time and play with my grandchildren.
I'd love to be able to travel again, to go back to Belgium and Austria, to see Ireland, Scotland, Switzerland and Italy.

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    GINIE, I am so sorry for your loss of your sister. It is a good way to fly and it is so much faster to get there.
    Please be safe the both of you, I will be seeing Ginie on her Spark page and then I will be happy to know she and Erik are safe.
    ENJOY the girls. (((HUGS)))) Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    3 days ago
    Chère Ginie, merci pour ton commentaire sur mon blog !
    Je ne suis pas étonnée que cela soit plus rapide aux Etats-Unis pour acheter une maison ! Ici il faut minimum trois mois car il y a plusieurs délais destinés à protéger les 2 parties (le vendeur et l'acheteur). Oui, cela semble un peu long, mais j'aime bien l'idée qu'en même temps, tout est fait pour nous protéger car acheter une maison ce n'est pas rien (surtout pour moi qui achète seule !)... J'ai signé samedi les premiers papiers pour la vente de mon appartement. Je signerai les premiers papiers pour l'achat de la maison d'ici Noël (pas mon choix, mais la personne qui vend, qui est âgée, préfère prendre plus de protections encore que ce qui est prévu !!!)... Donc si tout va bien, j'espère emménager fin mars.
    J'espère que tu vas bien chère Ginie ! Je t'embrasse.
    4 days ago
    I hate for you to go through this. You have such a wonderful, loving family. I wish I could hug you in person.
    6 days ago
    Thank you for stopping by and for your encouragement. I hope someday I'll get it published.
    9 days ago
    Thank you my Dear Friend, we had a small but wonderful company. Our family downstairs
    came up to our Thanksgiving dinner. We had music from cats just in the background. Our GD had the remote and she was in charge. She cut potatoes, carrots and set the table.
    Our son bought a Turkey -cooked and even a pumpkin pie.
    The day was great, everyone was chatting and enjoying..
    That part was great.
    Our son was alone he was to come but the snow in the mountains and here would be a lot of traffic he had to go home on Sunday. He had not talked to his children and he was down and I talked to him and he felt better.
    Thanks I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving too, Love and emoticon emoticon m emoticon emoticon
    15 days ago
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